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by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Jan 15 2014

The Senate scandal that will continue to plague Stephen Harper when the House resumes sitting is far more than just a run of the mill scandal, of which Canada has had many over the years.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 15 2014

Top researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are trying to figure out why wild Atlantic salmon numbers  are dropping dramatically once they leave their home rivers and head  into saltwater.

by David Livingstone on Monday Jan 13 2014

PM Stephen Harper's inclination towards Christian Zionism and right-wing economic thinking marks him out as an important tool of the American neoconservatives, who have been powerful in shaping American foreign policy for the last generation.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 08 2014

British Columbia’s provincial health officer has released the following statement on the recent H5N1 influenza death in Alberta:

“B.C. was informed (Tuesday) night by Alberta health officials that they have confirmed a fatal case of H5N1 influenza in someone who recently returned from Beijing, China.

by Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2013

Silverton is one of 26 communities in BC that will receive 2014 Age-friendly BC grants to support a variety of projects designed to help older adults stay mobile, physically active and healthy, Health Minister Terry Lake announced Monday.

The Village of Silverton receives $12,000 for the Social and Recreational Programming project.

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 04 2013

British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said this week.

The BC Arts Council (BCAC), government’s lead agency for arts development, is launching:

by Contributor on Saturday Nov 30 2013

Salmon declines could have long-term effects on grizzly bear health, conclude authors of a study published Nov. 27 in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 21 2013

Health Minister Terry Lake highlighted the importance of CPR Awareness Month Thursday by taking part in a demonstration on basic CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating and breathing stops. It strikes suddenly and affects people of all ages. Fewer than 12 per cent of people who have a cardiac arrest survive.

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 13 2013

RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) supported by the Vancouver Police Department commenced an investigation in February 2012 into a multi-million dollar ponzi scheme.
It is alleged that between January 1, 2010 to August 31, 2012, approximately $40,000,000 was obtained fraudulently from over 100 victims.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 20 2013

Another sexual assault of a female in the campus of the University of BC was was reported to RCMP Saturday.

Just after midnight (October 19), a 17-year-old female student resident was walking alone on the UBC campus in the 2500 block of West Mall when she was approached from behind by an unknown male who emerged suddenly from a wooded area.